5 Tips in Choosing Wedding Flowers


5 Tips in Choosing Wedding Flowers

Relax. Planning your wedding could be really stressful but there are plenty of help available so try to calm down a bit and savor the moment. After all, the planning is what makes the big event even more exciting. Lily’s Florist Santa Clara offers you these tips to help you pick the perfect flower arrangements for your big day.

Wedding Flower Tip No.1. Visualize how you’d want your wedding to look. Basically, we ask  you to identify the “theme” of your wedding. Would you like a relaxed, formal or unstructured wedding look and feel? Will it be a shabby chic Victorian-inspired wedding? A rustic, farm or garden themed celebration of love? Would you like a romantic, elegant, red carpet celebration? Will it be a classic Gatsby-style wedding or one that’s so unique and specific as a Star Wars themed wedding? By establishing a vision, you, your florist and your wedding planner can trim down your choices of wedding flowers.  

Wedding Flower Tip No.2.  Consider the season, date and venue of your wedding. You need to know the available flowers during your big day hence you need to identify the season and of course the day and the venue. Dahlias, Oriental Lilies, Callalilies, Cannas, Begonias, Gladiolus, and Asiatic Lilies are among summer’s most beautiful blossoms. For a winter wedding, bold red peonies, anemones, calendula, cyclamen, Iceland poppy and in-season evergreen sprigs and berries would be among your choices. Fall wedding bouquets, on the other hand, usually consists of thistles, hydrangeas, orchids, dusty miller and roses. Flower varieties in season during springtime include peonies, sweet peas, lilacs, tulips, callalilies, hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, magnolias and of course roses.

Wedding Flower Tip No.3. Your wedding flower colors must be in line with your wedding’s color motif. They need not be the same, in fact. But they must complement each other. Use lighter or darker flower shades depending on your wedding’s color motif. If you’re bridesmaids are wearing grey, opt for pinks, blues and greens in their bouquets. For a vibrant wedding color scheme like yellow, orange or red,  mute your flower colors a bit and choose plenty of creams and whites with a few yellow, orange and red blossoms here and there. Blues and whites are perfect for winter weddings while dark purple and white can make your wedding look extra elegant. Flowers in pastel hues are the common choice because of their soft and romantic shade that won’t overpower the glow of the bride and the beauty of the celebration.

Wedding Flower Tip No.4.
 Consider where your flowers are going to go. You may want to use premium blossoms on your bouquet, on your bridesmaids’ bouquets and the corsages or boutonnieres.  For the rest of the wedding party, you can opt to combine expensive blooms with budget-friendly ones. Don’t hesitate to incorporate a moderate amount of foliage because there are various greens that look as lovely as flowers. Also, you do not have to fill the entire reception or ceremony venue with flowers to make it look romantic. Good positioning is the key.

Wedding Flower Tip No.5. 
Your wedding bouquet must match your gown. Yes, they need to look good together. Round, posy and formal wedding bouquets complement full-skirted wedding dresses. Body-fitted gowns harmonize well with small cascading trail bouquets, line bouquets of lilies, and hand-tied informal flower bunches. Large trailing bouquets will work well only with larger dresses as they can overpower close-fitting ones. To further make your wedding bouquet look perfect against your gown, consider adding non-flower embellishments like pearls, crystals, sheer organza ribbon or wide satin ribbon.

Your wedding flowers provide the finishing touch to your big day so make sure you spend time in selecting what suits your personality, your wedding theme, and of course your budget.


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